Rhinoplasty (Nasal Surgery) Q & A

Rhinoplasty questions and answers continued from our Beverly Hills Surgery Center (Greater Los Angeles area):

1. What are the goals of Rhinoplasty?

I think there’s little doubt in today’s consumer, that all plastic & cosmetic surgery including Rhinoplasty should enhance one’s appearance in a natural yet beautiful manner. Gone should be the obvious “pinched”, “scooped” or “twisted” looking noses so common in the 1980’s and 90’s. The Rhinoplasty techniques have certainly evolved to create a more natural, refined looking nose but when it’s all said and done…it’s the aesthetic vision of the Rhinoplasty Surgeon that dictates how the nose will look after the surgery.

2. At what age should Rhinoplasty be considered?

In general , the nose should be fully grown before a Rhhinoplasty is performed. This is 15-16 yaers old for females and 16-17 for males.

3. How many times can the nose be operated upon?

Best case scenario, the Rhinoplasty would accomplish the desoired goals the first time. If additional work is required, the nose should be left to heal for a minimum of 6 months between surgeries.

Dr Francis Palmer
Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
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